Events Highlight Employers’ Conflicting Obligations

Law360, New York (April 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the debate over U.S. immigration policy and the laws pertaining to the employment of aliens continues, contradictory signals are being sent to employers, as highlighted in the following developments.

In a decision that has raised eyebrows and considerable consternation in the employer community, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal circuit court with jurisdiction over California and other western states, affirmed a judgment in excess of $1 million dollars awarded to a former employee who was terminated after his visa authorizing him to work...
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